The disengagement of Indian and Chinese troops from Pangong lake at Line of Actual Control (LAC) concludes, the 10th round of talks between senior commanders is scheduled to take place at around 10 am on Saturday.
The first phase of the disengagement which was announced last week has come to an end. Around 150 Chinese tanks and nearly 5,000 Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers have gone back.
The first visuals of the disengagement shared by the Indian Army showed infantry disengagement, Chinese PLA tents being dismantled, and carrying load-backs while moving to the rear areas.
Meanwhile on Friday, China for the first time confirmed that five Chinese military officers and soldiers were killed in the bloody clash at Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh with the Indian Army in June 2020, the acknowledgment came from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) officials.
Five Chinese frontier officers and soldiers stationed in the Karakoram Mountains have been recognised by the Central Military Commission of China (CMC) for their sacrifice in the border confrontation with India.
Among those who were killed are Chen Hongjun, Chen Xiangrong, Xiao Siyuan and Wang Zhuoran including Qi Fabao, the regimental commander, the PLA Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese military reported on Friday.
The Chinese state media described it as a “fierce struggle” against “foreign troops” that violated an agreement and crossed into the Chinese side.
A total of 20 Indian soldiers died in the Galwan Valley clash on June 15, regarded as the worst in over four decades at the India-China border.